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the Episcopal Synod
(Rome) fears were heard already ahead of the Synod of Bishops as statements of Cardinal were loudly told in a happy round, as they intended to direct the synod in the desired Kasper-direction (see How do I manipulate a Synod of Bishops - Action plan against the Sacrament of Matrimony ). Now Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation, beats the alarm. The specter of censorship and control is making concrete moves.
The Cardinal protested that the flow of information is subject to public censorship. The contributions of the synod were kept secret from the public. Thus Cardinal Müller is one of the spokesmen who defending traditional doctrine and practice, has sounded the alarm call, that a particular direction has been disadvantaged in order to provide a desired image.
Worthless information through the Vatican Press Office
As AP reported, the German Cardinal gave free vent to his anger for a Rome Catholic television broadcaster in Rome: "All Christians have the right to be informed about the interventions of their bishops."
A significant criticism of the way the information is flowing in the Vatican was of Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi SJ and his two priest-assistants, one who handles English and another for the Spanish-language media. What was on offer to journalists is not really quotable and ultimately worthless (see separate report , the various synods - inadequate information policy of the Vatican ).
Kaspers proposal as "medicine is worse than the disease"
In particular, the statements by the synod, both on the doctrine of the sacrament of marriage and church practice by Cardinal Walter Kasper were defended by the German Bishops' Conference under the table. To collect their statements, one has to make the search and ask here and there. That's impossible for a million dollar house. . A small keyword collection. A Synod participant spoke up in the auditorium, the proposal of Kasper is a "medicine worse than the disease" itself. But during the daily briefing for the press, no word was heard of it.
They picked up just as little from the synod participant, who pointed to an inconsistency of the term "re-married divorcees". In fact, "we are talking about people who are married by a sacramental marriage", but this important fact will be embezzled in a distorting neologism that distracts them and steer the focus on divorce and remarriage.
Still another countered the 'new mercy' postulated by Kasper and Pope Francis, and said that there were popes even before 2014 and you can not claim that these were not merciful.
As far as the key word of "mercy", a synod participant called to mind that everything has a place and the most important place for mercy was the confessional. There is where the Church has always shown mercy. Whoever does not want to use this place, deprives themselves of the mercies God performs through the Church, and can not simply demand that the Church should relocate the place of mercy to another, worse place.
Kasper Criticized Justifies Himself, In Which He References Pope Francis
Another synod participant replied to Kasper and Marx that ought not constantly shout "Mercy, Mercy", but also make an effort and needed to evangelize more. There was talk of formation and instruction of the faithful, yet this was neglected then, however, for fear they might be misunderstood. But in this way, one is guaranteed not to understand.
Cardinal Kasper, becoming increasingly sensitive against the fierce criticism, justified himself i and his proposal to action on the grounds "that he had been already the one who took the initiative, but that he had previously requested it of the Pope ..." writes Vatican expert Marco Tosatti for La Stampa. The cardinal said bluntly, that the real strategist for the reversal of the primacy of practice before teaching and Communion for remarried divorcees is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Statements and gestures of the Pope since the conclave confirm Kasper's statement. The German cardinal would hardly dare such a public statement if it were not true.
Control over the flow of information provides the ability to guide public opinion. In this specific case, the Vatican press office seems more freely follow behind the Kasper-party, so that it can direct the flow of information through their own channels and through direct media contacts.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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